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Language and learning in the digital age / James Paul Gee and Elisabeth R. Hayes

Main Author Gee, James Paul Coauthor Hayes, Elisabeth R. Country Reino Unido. Publication London : Routledge, 2011 Description [4], 159 p. ; 24 cm ISBN 978-0-415-60277-8 CDU 801:316.7 316.7:801 371.68
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In Language and Learning in the Digital Age, linguist James Paul Gee and educator Elisabeth Hayes deal with the forces unleashed by today's digital media, forces that are transforming language and learning for good and ill.

They argue that the role of oral language is almost always entirely misunderstood in debates about digital media. Like the earlier inventions of writing and print, digital media actually power up or enhance the powers of oral language.

Gee and Hayes deal, as well, with current digital transformations of language and literacy in the context of a growing crisis in traditional schooling in developed countries. With the advent of new forms of digital media, children are increasingly drawn towards video games, social media, and alternative ways of learning. Gee and Hayes explore the way in which these alternative methods of learning can be a force for a paradigm change in schooling.

This is an engaging, accessible read both for undergraduate and graduate students and for scholars in language, linguistics, education, media and communication studies.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Language
  • 3 Literacy
  • 4 Language and Interaction
  • 5 New Kinds of People and Relationships
  • 6 Literacy and Interpretation
  • 7 School
  • 8 School and Passionate Affinity Spaces
  • 9 Play and Theory Crafting
  • 10 Cats, Passion, and Expertise
  • 11 The Return of the Amateur and the New Capitalism
  • 12 Words, Images and Experiences
  • 13 Three Social Formations
  • 14 Multitasking, Diversity and Commonality

Author notes provided by Syndetics

James Paul Gee is the Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University. He is a member of the National Academy of Education.

Elizabeth Hayes is Professor of Education at Arizona State University.

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